Headlines From China: ‘Free Guy’ Crosses $50M, ‘Tomorrow War’ Opens with $8M

China Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Crosses $50M, ‘Tomorrow War’ Opens with $8M

20th Century and Disney’s Ryan Reynolds hit “Free Guy” cruised to an easy second-weekend win at China’s box office, earning $18.3 million for a 10-day total of $56.6 million. Skydance Media’s “The Tomorrow War,” starring Chris Pratt, also received a rare theatrical release in China over the weekend after being acquired by Amazon Prime Video for most of the rest of the world early in the summer. The sci-fi action film opened to $8 million and received a good-to-middling set of social scores, ranking 8.6/10 on ticketing service Maoyan and 6/10 on movie buff site Douban. Read more The Hollywood Reporter

‘Shang-Chi’ Ringing Up $140M Global Bow, Sets Pandemic Record In UK

Disney/Marvel’s “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” outperformed expectations at the global and international box office this weekend, coming in with $56.2M for the standard overseas frame, and a new Labor Day record $83.5M for the four-day domestic session ($71.4M three-day). In IMAX, “Shang-Chi” grossed $13.2M worldwide. This sets a global Labor Day weekend opening record. Internationally, the film took in $5.2M from IMAX on 391 screens in 66 countries. Read more Deadline